2018 Big 12 Championship Game
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The 2018 Dr Pepper Big 12 Championship Game was a college football game played on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The 17th Big 12 Championship Game, it determined the 2018 champion of the Big 12 Conference. The game featured the Oklahoma Sooners and the Texas Longhorns. These respectively were the 10th and sixth appearances for Oklahoma and Texas in the conference championship game. No, 6 Oklahoma defeated no. 9 Texas at a score of 39-27, this was the Sooners fourth consecutive Big 12 Championship. A humiliating defeat of Texas as final scores and a sack for a safety in the end zone finally brought this game to a close. The Sooners finished 12-2 and no. 4 in the final poll while Texas had a record of 10-4. The game was televised nationally by ABC. The game also broke the Conference Championship attendance record, breaking the record previously held by the 1992 SEC Championship Game.
|2018 Big 12 Championship Game|
|Date||December 1, 2018|
|United States TV coverage|
Marc Kestecher (Play-By-Play)|
Dusty Dvoracek (Analyst)
|2018 Big 12 Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Oklahoma y$^||8||–||1||12||–||2|
|No. 9 Texas y||7||–||2||10||–||4|
|No. 20 West Virginia||6||–||3||8||–||4|
|Championship: Oklahoma 39, Texas 27|
Rankings from AP Poll
This was the second time since 2010 that the conference champion was determined in a championship game. Formerly, the Big 12 Championship Game was played between the champions of the North Division and the South Division. Without a current Big 12 divisional structure, the game is played between the two teams with the best conference records.
The 2017 Big 12 Championship Game was the first since the conference's realignment. Televised nationally by Fox, the game featured the Oklahoma Sooners and the TCU Horned Frogs. This was Oklahoma's ninth appearance and was TCU's first appearance. In the regular season, Oklahoma defeated TCU, 38–20. In a rematch between the two teams, Oklahoma won the Big 12 Championship over TCU, 41–17, for its 47th conference title.
|No. 14 Longhorns||7||7||13||0||27|
|No. 5 Sooners||3||17||7||12||39|
|Time of possession||28:00||32:00|
|Texas||Passing||Sam Ehlinger||25/36, 349 yards, 2 TD, INT|
|Rushing||Sam Ehlinger||14 carries, 42 yards, TD|
|Receiving||Collin Johnson||8 receptions, 177 yards, TD|
|Oklahoma||Passing||Kyler Murray||25/34, 379 yards, 3 TD|
|Rushing||Trey Sermon||18 carries, 65 yards, TD|
|Receiving||CeeDee Lamb||6 receptions, 167 yards, TD|
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- "Tiebreaker Procedures". Big 12 Conference. July 2017. Retrieved November 26, 2017.
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